Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Swirly Buds

I just love this Fabric! it is Swirly Buds by Heather Bailey

This gorgeous little bikini is headed out to a bloggy friend as a gift for her grand daughter.

I am too chicken to reveal just which bloggy friend in case I ruin the surprise.
I think I flatter myself too much.... the chances are pretty slim.

I can't wait to cut into the rest of my gorgeous new pile of fabric.
But for now I think I shall continue knitting this...
even though I haven't quite finished this...

Do you have multiple projects on the go?
Come on... Come clean... I know you do!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Universal Craft Blog Directory

Today while browsing the blogosphere I came accross this:

What a fantastic idea!

I wish there were some kind of directory for crafty bloggers years ago when I was searching the web for any and every craft blog I could find...

Google just doesnt understand what we crafty types are looking for (actually I am not sure I had even heard of google back then)...

Thanks Rie for all your hard work. And if you are a crafty blogger be sure to visit Rie and add your blog to the directory...

Sorry about the lack of posts for Blogtober... I was blogging from my phone because I had no computer.... and then I accidentally smashed my phone...

I now have a little netbook, but still no phone, I do miss my phone... especially the predictive text!

I don't know why I kept buying laptops... this is all I need. A little slower than I am used to... but completely adequate.

So hopefully you will see me around these parts more often...

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Shop Update - One-pieces

Well, they have been a long time coming.... but finally girls one-pieces are in production.

There are a few listings for made-to-order one-pieces in the store now.

I will be adding more over the coming days.

There is only enough of the new fabrics for two swimsuits (bikinis or onepieces) in each fabric.

I have nick-named the fabrics and included pictures in the listings to make ordering easier. Just leave a note as to size and fabric choice during checkout.

I think we need to have a glass of bubbly to celebrate....

How could I forget... these superbly peachy photos are courtesy of Danielle as is the first little model...

Check out other creative peeps here

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Art Giveaway

My friend Elishia is having a giveaway on her facebook page.

You could win a limited edition print of one of three of her amazing artworks.

All you have to do is like Elisha's Art on facebook and share her page with your friends.

So share the love and maybe win some art....

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I'm With the Band...

Hi all, this is my younger sister.

She is in a band called "The 540 Project"

I recently attended a gig they did for "Band of the Year"

They won their heat and are into the semi-finals.

You can listen to a couple of tracks they recorded in the basement through the widget in my sidebar.

I am oh so proud!!!!

PS I found that it sounds much better through earphones than through the dodgy speaker on my phone. So if you have earphones.....

PPS sorry about doubling up on one of the photos... fixing it is just too much for me to tackle on my phone at 7:30 am....

Saturday, October 8, 2011

A Bedtime Story

This is what I have been reading to my girls at 8:30 every night (well not every night... only when they go to bed on time).

The story is so musical and the illustrations are enthralling....

If you ever see any of these Enid Blyton books that are illustrated by Georgina Hargreaves in an op-shop make sure you grab them because they are with a fortune.

I looked on ebay to collect the series and was surprised they fetch $50 to $100 each.

I had heard that in more recent versions the names of the children have been changed... I had a quick peek at wikipedia and found that Jo has been changed to Joe because that is the more commonly accepted masculine version, Bessie was changed to Beth just because Bessie is too old fashioned, Fanny was changed to Frannie because fanny is slang for vulva and Rick has replaced Dick which as we all know is slang for Penis.

I really wish they hadn't, the story reads so lovely and old fashioned think putting a name like Rick in just ruins it.

I am glad I have my old fashioned version of The Magic Faraway Tree, illustrated by Georgina Hargreaves, I treasure it and hope my children will feel likewise...

Have you read this book to your children? Did they just love it?

What do you think about the classic names being changed???? Isn't it akin to putting clothes on Da Vinci's statue of David??? Or am I over reacting???

Friday, October 7, 2011

Sorrento Back Beach

Took a trip down to Sorrento Back Beach today with a few friends.

The kids had a ball... jumping waves... building sandcastles and flying kites...

We might have snapped a few pictures of the new one-pieces I have started making. They will be in the shop as soon as I can get my act together. Oh and I will show you some shots as soon as I can too.

But for now here are some shots by the ever so talented Tris

Sunday, October 2, 2011


Just realised that it is not 10pm.... it is in fact 11pm!

All day has passed and I have not realised that daylight saving started today.

I thought I had better let you all know how busy I have been today before the clock strikes 12 and I turn into a pumpkin for missing but the second day of Blogtoberfest.

This morning I made 2 cotton one-pieces.... one for each daughter. Paisley wore hers all day underneath various skirts and cardies... she was that chuffed!

This afternoon I made another one-piece. I think that seeing paisley in hers all day inspired me to make another. I didn't have time to take proper photos as we had visitors in and out all day.

This evening I am sorting out all my craft and sewing supplies.... trying to streamline my workspace.... it's pretty small you know.

I was going to clean out the cupboard too but my bubby boy has started coughing and needs a cuddle.... at least he doesn't have a fever anymore.

Night everyone... can't wait to get up tomorrow and do some more sewing, some more organising and definitely some photo taking....

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Blogtoberfest Resolutions

Well it's that time of year again....

It's hard to believe it's been a year since I started making bikinis....

I have a few things I would like to try and accomplish this Blogtoberfest.

1. Perfect the MonetPaisley Maillot (one piece) and put some in my store.

2. Finish two quilts I have had on the go for quite some time....

3. Develop some kind of kaftan for the kids.

4. Don't forget to blog every day. (This is still from my phone.... I remain computerless)

5. Buy a computer.... this will require me to sell lots of bikinis.... bit hard without a computer....

So there you have it! I look forward to reviewing this list come the end of Blogtober and seeing how much I have accomplished.

For more Blogtoberfest participants check out tinniegirl.